Saturday, December 25, 2010

A White Christmas

Well, today has been a day of firsts. We had our first White Christmas! In the South, this is very unusual. My husband and I have never had snow on Christmas morning, and neither have my children. It was truly magical to wake up to the crisp, beautiful blanket of white.  No cars, no people (as most neighbors had already gone out of town for the Holidays)  -- nothing but silence and this magical sight!  This was definitely a day I think my kids and I will always remember.

The other "first" that I had was not spending Christmas day with my parents due to the bad weather. (I know, I'm lucky to have spent so many with them, and I'm very grateful!)  Although it's amazing to have this snowy Christmas day at home, I do miss seeing them today.  I could tell my Mom was a little down when I talked to her on the phone this morning -- and was missing us too. We will just have to plan something for later in the week...  I can't wait to see her open her surprise gift -- I got her a KitchenAid stand mixer! What a great treat it will be to surprise her!

I hope everyone had a magical Christmas Day! (And took lots of holiday photos!)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

How Amazing is Shimelle?

Shimelle Laine is one "on the ball," cool, creative chick! Love her! Not only does she put together the amazing Journal Your Christmas online class, but she provides us with all kinds of fun "stuff!"(See manifesto below.)

Can't wait to see how my album comes together. Still planning, and sorting and working. Before I sleep tonight, I will have my first page done!

Thanks & Hugs, Shimelle!

Decisions, decisions.... December 1 is Just About Here!

Journal Your Christmas finally begins! I want to talk more later about the process, the reasons for journaling your Christmas, and most definitely the amazing Shimelle. Right now, however, I wanted to let you know how difficult it is for me to make decisions about this album!  So many glorious choices! Old papers that are favorites, this brand new Imaginisce line that I love, or a combination of all in my Christmas stash? Whatever is a girl to do... One thing that is decided is the size -- I'm doing an 8x8 album. Well, I'm going to sleep on it, and wake up tomorrow and get to work! Enjoy the Season!